Here’s the latest selfie from Fading InSight Mars Lander

Here's the latest selfie from Fading InSight Mars Lander

NASA has shared the final self-portrait that will be taken by the InSight Mars lander, showing dust-covered solar panels that blend into the surrounding regolith. The InSight mission is scheduled to end this year, and the lander will need all of its remaining power to gather as much scientific data as possible. At a press … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope practices tracking an asteroid for the first time

La NASA promet une mise à jour de la mise en service du télescope spatial James Webb lundi

NASA’s Next Generation Space Observatory has successfully observed a moving asteroid as the telescope nears the end of its six-month commissioning period. Successful tracking of near object shows James Webb Space Telescope can monitor solar system objects as well as galaxies, stars and other distant objects it is expected to observe during its roughly 20-year … Read more

Boeing’s docked Starliner capsule faces another crucial test

Boeing's docked Starliner capsule faces another crucial test

The Boeing Starliner approaches the ISS on May 20, 2022. Photo: Johnson of NASA Astronauts aboard the International Space Station prepare the CST-100 Starliner for its return trip, currently scheduled for Wednesday. The historic mission is coming to an end quickly, as Boeing conducted several key tests of its new spacecraft while docked at the … Read more

Boost landing to shake the windows of Florida

Boost landing to shake the windows of Florida

Space is important to us and that’s why we strive to provide you with the best coverage of the industry and Florida launches. Journalism like this takes time and resources. Please support him with a subscription here. — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is ready to lift off from the Space Coast on Wednesday afternoon, … Read more

One step closer to using terahertz technology in the real world

One step closer to using terahertz technology in the real world

Wladislaw Michailow showing a device in the clean room and a terahertz detector after fabrication. 1 credit Researchers have discovered a new effect in two-dimensional conductive systems that promises improved performance of terahertz detectors. A team of scientists from the Cavendish laboratory, in collaboration with colleagues from the universities of Augsburg (Germany) and Lancaster, have … Read more

Skydive from the salamanders and glide from the tallest trees [High Speed Video]

Skydiving Salamander

High speed video of an arboreal salamander in a vertical wind tunnel. The salamanders that live their entire lives in the crowns of the world’s tallest trees, California’s coastal redwoods, have evolved behavior well suited to the dangers of falling from great heights: the ability to parachute, glide, and maneuver in the airs. Flying squirrels, … Read more

This Reddit thread on the most disturbing facts about the human body might have you wondering why you were never taught this stuff in high school.

This Reddit thread on the most disturbing facts about the human body might have you wondering why you were never taught this stuff in high school.

Does it ever scare you to see how complex the human body is when you really think about it? Redditor BathNo7713 quizzed the r/AskReddit community on what they consider to be the “most disturbing fact about the human body” and a flurry of weird, gross, and extraordinary responses poured in from thousands of users. We’ve … Read more

Carbon capture takes the form of a sponge with a new, cost-effective method

Carbon capture takes the form of a sponge with a new, cost-effective method

Ball and stick model of carbon dioxide. Credit: Wikipedia An international team of scientists are using porous sponge-like materials that can trap carbon dioxide in their cavities while letting other gases such as nitrogen through. The materials are made from sugar and low-cost alkali metal salts, so they would be cheap enough for large-scale deployment, … Read more